Legendary musician Joe Walsh will serve as the grand marshal for the “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 2, track officials announced today.
The Grammy Award-winning 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has a career spanning four decades as a successful solo artist and a member of the Eagles, Barnstorm and James Gang. Walsh wrote “No Man’s Land,” an original song for the film “Citizen Soldier.”
Joining Walsh as dignitaries for the “Citizen Soldier 400” are:
-- Honorary Pace Car Driver: Retired Maj. Gen Gus Hargett, the chief executive officer of the National Guard Association of the United States.
-- Honorary Starter: Retired Staff Sgt. Colt Floyd of the Oklahoma National Guard. Floyd was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.
-- Welcoming Remarks: Bert Bedrosian, “Citizen Soldier” producer and partner at Strong Eagle Media.
In addition, country music star Easton Corbin will sing the national anthem prior to the race and the traditional military flyover will be conducted by two F-16s from the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard.
“Citizen Soldier” is a feature film that follows an Oklahoma National Guard unit during its deployment to Afghanistan. Produced by Strong Eagle Media and distributed by Gravitas Ventures and Broad Green Pictures, the film is a modern day “Band of Brothers” and documents the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 2011 deployment.
“We’re thrilled that Joe Walsh, a rock and roll legend, will be a key part of our NASCAR weekend,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “His contributions for the film ‘Citizen Soldier,’ and his support for our active and retired men and women in the military and their families is a testament to who he is today.”
The “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is the centerpiece of the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at the Monster Mile. Dover International Speedway is also hosting the “Drive Sober 200” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Oct. 1, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 30.
For tickets or more information, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.
"No Man's Land" is a piece of music I wrote for a documentary called Citizen Soldier.
Basically a Unit of the Oklahoma National Guard was called-up for duty in Afghanistan, with no warning or preparation. This is their story- thru their eyes taken with their own Go-Pro video cameras.
They were placed deep into enemy territory - in "Harm's Way", fought heroically, and not all of them made it home.
The documentary is profound and affected me so deeply - I decided to be involved and wrote music for it.
This is a forgotten war that continues as I write this text.
Everyday our soldiers are killed or gravely wounded.
The surviving troops are coming home broken and shattered.
They need help.
Please watch the documentary.
CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the “Thunderbirds.” Set in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan at the height of the surge, it is a heart-pounding, heartfelt grunts’ eye-view of the war. Citizen Soldier will be released this August.
Own it now on Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital HD:
This Saturday, July 16 Joe kicks off his solo "Walsh Toor" at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio with dates continuing through September. Walsh's touring band includes his Barnstorm bandmate Joe Vitale on drums as well as Chad Cromwell, Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Larry Young on bass, Jimmy Wallace on keyboards and DJ Clayton Janes. Singers Leslie Fuller, Lois Mahalia, Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will provide background vocals. Special guests JD & the Straight Shot will be opening select dates.
Joe Walsh has just added 2 more dates to his 2016 Solo Toor. The first date will be at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater in Portland, OR on September 11. Joe has also added a 2nd engagement at Belly Up in Aspen, CO taking place on Sept. 19. A limited number of VIP Packages will be available and may include Premium Tickets, Meet & Greets, Exclusive Merchandise and more. See below for pre-sale and on-sale information.
Starting TODAY, June 27 at 10am local venue time, Joe Walsh Fan Club members will have pre-sale access for the following date:
Sept. 11, 2016 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
There is no password required to purchase concert tickets during this pre-sale. Current members can simply login to their account and visit the event listing above to make their purchase.
A password WILL BE REQUIRED to purchase VIP packages during this pre-sale. Members can find this password in their Account Dashboard now.
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Due to venue restrictions, there will not be a fan club pre-sale for the following date. Tickets will be available to the public starting Thursday, June 30 at 12pm local venue time:
Sept. 19, 2016 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
For a full list of upcoming Joe Walsh dates, head over to the Events Page.
Joe Walsh has just announced that he will be performing at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, WA on September 10. Tickets for the performance will be available to the public on Monday, June 27, but Joe Walsh Fan Club members will get exclusive first access to tickets for the show!
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Starting TOMORROW, June 24 at 9am local venue time, Joe Walsh Fan Club members can access pre-sale concert tickets for the following date:
9/10/2016 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
There is no password required to access this pre-sale opportunity. Current members can simply login to their account and visit the event listing above to purchase tickets.